|Dimensions||0.51 × 0.78 × 0.27 cm|
Closet suitcase in dark hazelnut leather, lid engraved with initials “L.J.” Silk interior containing a plate with the manufacturer’s name “JOHN POUND & CO, LTD. LONDON”, hangers, caps and ribbons. The hardware in silver. The cover contains two locks with the engraving “SECURE LEVER, MADE IN ENGLAND”. Both closures are functional but does not contain the key. The corners are reinforced by leather veneers. Two handles to be able to take it from both sides. It shows some imperfections caused by the passage of time. John Pound is the oldest luggage brand in the world. Starting its life in the City of London in 1823 making trunks and luggage for the gentry from its base in Leadenhall Street, the brand pre-dates all other luggage houses. John Pound was the son of the founder, Henry Pound, and by inheriting the business, it grew to the point that there was an extensive network of stores in the desirable commercial areas of London. Sir John Pound was the son of the founder, who took over the business in the 1860s. By 1871 the company was one of the biggest of its kind in the UK, and operated from 3 factories and had stores all across central London. Through his charitable causes and seeking to raise money for the poor and needy, he helped make London the city it is today. He also raised money for Epping Forest and helped purchase land for the City of London School. Later he was also Chairman of London Buses. He became Mayor of London and Baronet was subsequently created in 1915. This collection is named after Sir John. Today they are inspired by their past and use great craftspeople and British leather to create beautiful products.
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